i think i had similiar problems with topics and posted them a month ago with no replies. here is the link.
you can delete a topic by turning on editing and clicking on the "x"
we are using 1.5 so i am afraid that i am not much help with 1.4.
I also cannot DELETE a topic. There is no "X" to click. I can delete Resource pages, yes, but I can't delete a topic. I can hide them by resetting the number of Topics in a course, but then when I try to add blank topics, the old topics show up instead.
I thought just in time about this problem. It seems to be impossible to delete. But I found the following procedure fits my needs:
- Move the topic to delete downwards just to the end and hide it (by pressing the eye icon, or by reducing the number of topics).
- If you hide them by reducing the number of topics and like to ad a blank one, increase the number of topics in order to get the blank one visible, move it to the position where you like it and hide the rest by reducing the number of topics again.
Hope this helps
Greetings - Martin
My problem is that i cant hide or move the two topics...something went wrong with the database I think when I created them and now I don't know what to do with them...I can add new topics and they work normally.
Do you don't have those arrow up and down symbols on the right side of each topic i marked with the red dash-dot rectangle (I have a new icon set so they may look slightly different at your screen) ???
Or do you have them, but they do not what you expected to do?
I've found that if you try to hide the unwanted topics by simply reducing the number of topics, all of the quizzes, resources, etc. still appear in the Activities block.
I don't think you can delete topics...you delete the contents of a topic, then move it to the bottom and set the number of topics so the empty topic(s) don't show.
i think we need to ask why can't we delete or move topics? why are topics different from every other database resource in Moodle?
many people have expressed a need/requirement to move and delete topics. should this be put into the bug tracker as a functionality requirement? i know it is a key requirement for our organization. we find that as we develop courses they evolve and a new topic may need to be inserted between two existing topics. this cannot be done today. as a work around we end up putting the new chapters, our courses break down into lessons and chapters, into an existing chapter's topic which confuses students and breaks the pedagogical clarity of the course design.
if a topic is just a database element why the rigidity and can it be programmed to to have the same functionality as all other moodle database elements?
I have to agree. I would also support designing a way to RE-ORDER your topics easily. Instead of the arrow to move up and down by increments of 1, what if you could simply select the number representing the desired position from a drop-down box? It would be much easier and faster to re-order topics.
I agree that the ability to delete topics or weeks would be nice, I guess it is not all that easy. Perhaps the problem becomes one of deciding what do do with the resources and activities that are left orphaned.
I think it is very that someone would be happy to program the delete topic feature for a lot less than the yearly cost of Blackboard.
I agree with many of the other comments concerning the need to make it very easy to insert/move/delete topics. We should assume that all courses will change over time and it it would be an enourmous amount of work to try to insert a new topic towards the top of the page (assuming that you have 16 or more topics already in place).
I think this should be addressed in a future release.
Bug #4001 - cannot move, insert, delete topics
Absolutely! The "Topics" should be as easy to move around as the "resources" are now. I enjoy manipulating those: you can move them anywhere in just a few clicks, or indent them, delete them, etc. However, the "Topics" are completely different: but much more important in most courses.
Thanks for all the helpful hints and tips!